Would he pay in all $1 bills?
George Washington may be the father of this country, but he did not set a good example when it came to returning books to the library. New York City’s oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the very ex-president has racked up 220 years’ worth of late fees on two books he borrowed but never returned, according to AP.
One of the books was the “Law of Nations,” which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain’s House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789. The entry on Washington simply lists the borrower as “president.” New York Society Library head librarian Mark Bartlett says the institution is not seeking payment of the fines but would love to get the books back.